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I have been running Create a Craft Business since I sold my jewellery business back in 2012, and it has been an absolute delight to work with so many talented designer makers and the wider craft industry over the last four years.

It has been such an exciting time for creatives – demand for handmade and unique products has never been higher, and the opportunities for small businesses to reach this hungry audience have never been greater; through online marketplaces, pop-up retail, social media and ecommerce.

Through all this change within the retail industry, my consultancy work has increased and evolved, and this brings me to my next chapter.  After four rewarding years working to help establish other people’s businesses, I am ready now to start my own again.  I am thrilled to be able to announce the launch of Opal & Co, my new brand and marketing consultancy.

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At Opal & Co I will be working with retail and lifestyle clients to help them grow their brands.  We find the unique story in every brand, and help them to get the message out there with sparkling clarity.  You can find more information, social media links and newsletter signup at the Opal & Co website.

But back to you.  I wanted to say a huge thank you for following me at Create a Craft Business, and I hope you have found the articles, toolbox guides and workshops useful over the last few years.  Please keep striving to create the craft business that will make you happy and don’t forget to stop and look back at how far you have already come.

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With love and thanks.


July 2016